Slice Golf Shot Drill 4 Drop inside to hit blocks (Video)
Slice Golf Shot Drill 4 Drop inside to hit blocks (Video)

Now if you've been struggling with the slicing shot, we know the club path is travelling from out-to-in and is open to that swing path line. So one of the first things you want to try and achieve is the better swing path and striking the golf ball with the feeling of pushing more to the right to eradicate the pull left which could turn into a slice. So I've taken an alignment stick here a club stick, and I'm going to point it at my target line here and that's where the ball would normally head on a straight shot. But then I'm going to pick another target, I'm going to look to the next flag over on the driving range picking another flag, maybe 20 to 30 yards wide of my target over a hundred yard distance. And now I'm going to point my club stick at that. And that now becomes the angle that I'd like to swing on more importantly the angle I'd like to hit the ball on. It's quite important I stress, you don't turn your body to follow that line. You keep your body square to the target line, the ultimate target which is straight. So my feet are square to the mat square at the target but I'm going to swing following the cane hitting the ball to my new target down the right hand side.

If I look at the cane down and I think I'm going to swing on that line, it would encourage me much more in an in to out path rather than an out to in path that would be associated with my slices. So I'm going to hit this golf ball much more to the right hand side and I can really get the golf club behind me and flipping it way down the right hand side. So the club drops into here, I push way out to the right hand side, it's much more of a block shot. And it won't necessarily look like a good shot for the time being, you could be a little bit disappointed that you're expecting to see beautiful high draw shots straight away. But actually you're not expecting that with this drill. And for some people the ball will go further right in that slice or even to the same place, but more importantly it will go in a different flight to get there. It won't fly big left to right curves, it will fly in a straighter direction, straighter path down that right hand side. So I set up straight watching the club on the floor, watching the cane on the floor. I'm going to hit to the right, I'm going to push from in to out, the ball will go right but it will go straight down the right hand side. That's learning a good swing path line and a good block shot and that's a nice correction for anyone that slices the golf ball. As a drill, you can do this when you're warming up. Come to the driving range, first ten balls, don't slice them as normal, put the club on the floor, little short club. I've got a six sign here, something short through is fine, hit block shots out down that right hand side, push it away from you. Learn that feeling, learn to correct your slice from there.

2012-11-29

Now if you've been struggling with the slicing shot, we know the club path is travelling from out-to-in and is open to that swing path line. So one of the first things you want to try and achieve is the better swing path and striking the golf ball with the feeling of pushing more to the right to eradicate the pull left which could turn into a slice. So I've taken an alignment stick here a club stick, and I'm going to point it at my target line here and that's where the ball would normally head on a straight shot. But then I'm going to pick another target, I'm going to look to the next flag over on the driving range picking another flag, maybe 20 to 30 yards wide of my target over a hundred yard distance. And now I'm going to point my club stick at that. And that now becomes the angle that I'd like to swing on more importantly the angle I'd like to hit the ball on. It's quite important I stress, you don't turn your body to follow that line. You keep your body square to the target line, the ultimate target which is straight. So my feet are square to the mat square at the target but I'm going to swing following the cane hitting the ball to my new target down the right hand side.

If I look at the cane down and I think I'm going to swing on that line, it would encourage me much more in an in to out path rather than an out to in path that would be associated with my slices. So I'm going to hit this golf ball much more to the right hand side and I can really get the golf club behind me and flipping it way down the right hand side. So the club drops into here, I push way out to the right hand side, it's much more of a block shot. And it won't necessarily look like a good shot for the time being, you could be a little bit disappointed that you're expecting to see beautiful high draw shots straight away. But actually you're not expecting that with this drill. And for some people the ball will go further right in that slice or even to the same place, but more importantly it will go in a different flight to get there. It won't fly big left to right curves, it will fly in a straighter direction, straighter path down that right hand side. So I set up straight watching the club on the floor, watching the cane on the floor. I'm going to hit to the right, I'm going to push from in to out, the ball will go right but it will go straight down the right hand side. That's learning a good swing path line and a good block shot and that's a nice correction for anyone that slices the golf ball. As a drill, you can do this when you're warming up. Come to the driving range, first ten balls, don't slice them as normal, put the club on the floor, little short club. I've got a six sign here, something short through is fine, hit block shots out down that right hand side, push it away from you. Learn that feeling, learn to correct your slice from there.